BC NEWS LIST
Bird Flu hasn't been in the news as much lately, but you can still find out the latest information.
Learn more about “Countdown to Zero” – an effort to end the euthanization of healthy animals in Buncombe County - attend this press conference on February 27.
Hardwood seedlings sell fast – so the sooner you get your order in, the better!
There are a number of pests that find their way into items stored on our kitchen or pantry shelves, and it is often difficult, if not impossible, to tell when the item becomes infested.
Attend practical, region-appropriate organic growing and permaculture workshops, as well as a seed exchange and trade show at the 14th Annual Organic Growers School.
Join us for a special holiday lunch—corn beef, Irish bread, drink & desert.
Congratulations to Anne Piervincenzi of Fairview for the picture of her dog, Luna.
Congratulations to Jackie Bradley of Asheville for her Spinach, Chicken, and Wild Rice Soup recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - Three Home Remedies for Heartburn
Heartburn is no walk in the park. But a walk in the park may be just what the doctor ordered.
The Importance of a Refrigerator Thermometer
Have you ever left the refrigerator door open or had your electricity go off for hours? If this has happened to you, you may have been faced with deciding what food needed to be thrown out and what you could keep. In making this decision you first need to know what was the warmest temperature your refrigerator and freezer reached. This is usually the temperature right before the electricity comes back on or when you notice the door has been left ajar.
If this temperature is still below 40°F, then you can be assured that your food is safe to keep. The only way to know the temperature inside your refrigerator and freezer is to have thermometers to read the exact temperatures for you. You can purchase them in grocery stores or other places that sell kitchen supplies. They are inexpensive and well worth it when you consider that not knowing the temperature means you have to throw out expensive meats or other foods.
So, as we are faced with the winter storms that can sometimes leave us without electricity for hours, the $5 to $15 cost for two thermometers can save money and time in the long run.
For more information on what to do if your refrigerator or freezer go off or whether food is safe to eat, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.
Parenting Made Easier?
We all have our days when we may just feel that we want to throw the towel in and let our children grow up on their own. These are the days, whether the children are newborns, crawling, young children, teenagers or even adults, when we just don’t feel like we have the energy to provide positive guidance. On these days remember the qualities that make it easier to guide our children.
For some of us, these qualities may not feel natural and we may need to connect with the joy of parenting, like the unconditional love you get in a hug or smile when they see you, in order to find the patience or endurance to give our children our full attention when they need it.